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Onet limits its plastic waste production and its ecological impact

Committed to responsible development for several years, Onet launched its CSR policy, “A present for the future”, in 2002.


This policy applies to all of its businesses in order to meet environmental, economic, social and societal challenges. A constant effort to raise awareness and educate its employees and customers is being made to adopt these new practices.

 

Aware of the growing impact of plastic on the quality of ecosystems (8.3 million tons of plastic generated worldwide in 75 years), Onet has decided to implement concrete actions in its core business.

Since 2017, Onet has incorporated the circular economy into its strategy

The circular economy is being implemented through projects piloted at national level.

Methods and procedures for customers and employees are being modified in this direction in order to reduce the resources used while maintaining equivalent quality.

Processes are being reviewed with a view to the circular economy. Onet also signed a partnership with the Circular Economy Institute in 2018 so as to further anchor the approach.

 

 

Reuse before recycling, or how to optimize its process to save resources: the Biogistic solution

In 2017, Onet changed the logistics of its core business by implementing a solution: Biogistic, based on a simple principle of reusing empty bottles instead of throwing them away.

This change has enabled the group to reduce its plastic consumption by 1/3 on traditional cleaning services. Recycling plastic is good, reusing plastic is better. The purpose of recycling is to continue and maintain the production of plastic. Reuse therefore allows to slow down its production.


The logistical organization of the cleaning service has been completely reviewed, from the purchase of products to their use.

A technical solution for controlled dilution – Dilumob – has been implemented in 130 Onet cleaning agencies.

 

Reducing your ecological footprint with Biogistic means:

  • Ultra-concentrated products for reduced transport and CO2 emissions,
  • Biodegradability twice as fast as the Ecolabel standard,
  • Reused containers for less plastic waste.

 

Continuing the commitment by innovating: evolution of the Biogistic dilution plant

In order to respond more effectively to the needs and problems of operators, the new version of the Dilumob allows for up to 4 additional biotechnological products. This evolution allows the fight against single-use plastic to be extended.

 

#Biogistic key figures

  • 20 tons of plastic saved in 2018,
  • + More than 2 million plastic bottles not thrown away over the next 5 years,
  • 130 agencies in the process and 650 supervisory staff trained,
  • 215 in-house trainers certified by the INHNI (The training and consulting organization for the Hygiene, Cleaning and Environment sector.).
  • 7,500+ employees trained on Biogistic in 2019
  • 173 DILUMOB® mobile dilution stations installed nationwide by the end of 2019,
  • 30% reduction in plastic waste on conventional cleaning services,
  • 73% by the end of 2019 of eco-responsible products in the core business: commercial cleaning.
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* L’organisme de formation et de Conseil du secteur Hygiène, Propreté, Environnement.

Beyond the plastic issue, the Group has rethought its ecosystem, thus restoring meaning and value to the actions of all stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers).

The French law of February 10, 2020 on the fight against waste and the circular economy, a guideline for Onet

This law sets out short-term actions, including the elimination of single-use plastic tableware in 2020-2021, in which Onet is already involved, but also provides for the end of single-use plastics by 2040.

With its Biogistic solution, the Onet Group is ahead of the game with a solution for reusing plastic containers instead of throwing them away as soon as they are used, deployed nationwide in its core business. This has enabled a 20-ton reduction in plastic consumption in one year from the first year of operation.

 


To go even further……

Supporting scientific studies

The Onet Group has signed a three-year partnership to support the project of Fabrice Amedeo, a sailor who is committed to biodiversity through the preservation of the oceans and the planet.


In addition to the sailor’s performance and racing program (Jacques Vabre transatlantic race, Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum, The Arch, etc.), he is carrying out a scientific, oceanographic and educational project to preserve the planet.

 


Onet is financing a sensor on board the navigator’s boat, made up of different modules, which allow data to be collected on the salinity of the water, its CO2 level and its phytoplankton content. The aim is to measure the impact of pollution and climate change on the oceans, particularly in isolated areas where scientific boats take readings at best every 10 years!